An SSL certificate is an authentication and encryption protocol used on the internet to help secure information exchange. SSL is an abbreviation used for Secure Sockets Layers. Using these certificates, the user gains assurance regarding the legitimacy of the website they are visiting. In addition to SSL, TLS is also known as Transport Layer Security. In most modern web browsers, the SSL icon appears in the address bar indicating certificates, identification numbers, and other information about websites.
Whether you run an online store, a membership site, or any other website that allows users to submit payments or log in, you must use an SSL certificate. If your website does not have an SSL certificate, Chrome and some other modern browsers mark it as not secure. It is extremely important that you proceed cautiously whenever you visit a website that is marked Not Secure. Ideally, you should not share any of your personal information with them.
How Does SSL Work?
Secure Sockets Layer encrypts the data transmission between a website’s browser and its server. A user’s browser verifies if an SSL certificate is valid when they visit an HTTPS website. A browser encrypted data with the website’s public key if everything checks out. In order to decrypt the data, the public key and secret private key are applied to the data and it is sent back to the intended server (website).
How to get a SSL Certificate for your website?
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